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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

01 November 2005

Mugabe, the farmer

The BBC reports that Zimbabwe’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Sylvester Nguni told the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union: “The biggest letdown has been that people without the slightest idea of farming got land and the result has been declining agricultural output” (link). This is in reference to Robert Mugabe’s land reform program which redistributed land away from white to black farmers. I can't help but remember a past cartoon from The Economist. Here it is.

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